The first in the world flight which is commercial in purpose and fully-electric takes off

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A sea-plane which is powered all-electric has taken their first flight from Vancouver in Canada, which has been described by the operators as a first in the world for the industry of aviation.

The test flight which was shortly involved magniX and Harbour Air as the aircraft can carry six-passengers and an electric motor is fitted to it.

According to the company, it comes as a first step in building the first commercial fleet of the world which is all-electric.

Carbon emissions can be slashed by this push to electric in the aviation-sector which is high-polluting.

It has been said in a statement by magniX and Harbour Air that the significance of the historic flight is the start of aviation third era which can be called the electric age.

The flight has got DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver involving six-passenger with a propulsion system of magni500 having 750-horsepower (560kw).

magniX was launched earlier this year at the Paris Air Show as it has been said that the propulsion system is aiming to provide an efficient and clean way to power the airplanes.

Harbour Air who is the operator for US seaplane has given rise to hopes so that the entire fleet is electrified by 2022 provided the regularity approval and safety is secured.

The emission of greenhouse gas has been reduced in the aviation sector and one of the major ways it has been done is by the shift to electric engines.

Among travelers, there is a growing concern as flying has its grave impact on pollutions and the debate is raised because of this.

Emission is going to be the biggest source that is going to come from the aviation sector in the UK by 2050.

According to Swiss bank UBS’s recent survey it has been found that people are starting to go for slash down in the air travel over environmental concern by keeping with the concept of ‘flygskam which means ‘flight shame’ in Sweedish and it is appearing to spread.

But still, now, electric aircraft that has the capacity for long-distance travel remains a big challenge about the particular sector.

Controls, power distribution, generators, and electric motors have rapidly advanced but the technology for the battery has not.

A particular aircraft similar to the one that has been flown in Vancouver can fly for about 160km(100 miles) by taking the help of lithium battery power as has been reported by AFP.

According to reports by the News Agency, it has been said by Roei Ganzarski , the chief executive of magniX that the range of flight is not determined by our wish but it is a very good sign that the revolution has started.